What to Do in Phi Phi in 2 Days

Discover the best of Phi Phi in just 48 hours

Spending two days in Phi Phi gives you the possibility to discover a fair amount of its most notable sites and attractions without rush or stress. This small archipelago of six islands became world-famous after being used as the main setting in the year 2000 Hollywood movie The Beach; since then it has attracted an ever growing number of visitors attracted by the magnificence of this picturesque place that combines the postcard cliché with white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and coconut trees.

Koh Phi Phi Don is the main and only inhabited island of the group. It houses a wide range of accommodation, from budget to luxury, as well as a great number of restaurants, bars, and stores. The mini-guide below is here to help you to plan your trip so you could enjoy the best of Phi Phi within two days.

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Day 1 – Sightseeing and arrival

Day Time Sightseeing

The best way to get to Phi Phi is to take the ferry boat in the morning which offers a sightseeing tour at the same time. Available from Phuket and Krabi, these ferries take you around Koh Phi Phi Leh and stop for 20 minutes of snorkelling in Maya Bay (where the movie with Leo Di Caprio was shot) before arriving on the main island at lunchtime.

Once settled at your hotel, you can start to explore Tonsai Village on foot (there’s no car or motorized vehicles in Phi Phi) and find a restaurant that takes your fancy for lunch. In the afternoon, you can hire a long-tail boat near the jetty and head to Bamboo Island (40 minutes away) for a relaxing time filled with sunbathing, swimming, and snorkelling.

  • Maya Bay

    Maya Bay

    Maya Bay has become the main tourist attraction of Phi Phi since 'The Beach' was filmed here. It was popular before the Read More»

  • Koh Phi Phi Leh

    Koh Phi Phi Leh

    Phi Phi Leh is an uninhabited island that lies 1.5km of the southernmost tip of Phi Phi Don. Stunning vertical cliffs, Read More»

  • Bamboo Island

    Bamboo Island

    Lying approximately five kilometres off the northern tip of Koh Phi Phi Don, Bamboo Island is a stunning tropical Read More»


In the evening, indulge yourself with a dinner at one of Phi Phi’s best restaurants before partying until late on Loh Dalum Beach, which hosts a cool choice of beachfront venues featuring potent buckets, fire shows and loud music. If an open-air disco is not your style, a slightly quieter ambience can be found at Sun Flower bar and restaurant, located toward the northern end of Loh Dalum. If you like Thai boxing, you also could go to Phi Phi Reggae Bar which permits punters to punch each other: after a few drinks, the inebriated wannabe boxers offer a hilarious show.

  • Le Grand Bleu

    Le Grand Bleu

    Enter stage left Le Grand Bleu, probably Phi Phi’s best stand-alone restaurant and, opened in 1992, almost an Read More»

  • Aroy Kaffeine

    Aroy Kaffeine Café & Guesthouse is a hidden gem which should be on the bucket-list of every curious gastronome Read More»

  • Phi Phi Reggae Bar

    Phi Phi Reggae Bar

    A legend in its own lunchtime, the Reggae Bar chugs along year after year with differing approaches to draw punters in. Read More»

Day 2 – Viewpoint and Tonsai Bay


After a hearty breakfast and the preparation of your luggage at your hotel, you can head to Phi Phi Viewpoint. It takes about 20 minutes to climb up there, and the view is worth the effort. On the way down, you can take a stroll along the inland path that leads to the eastern part of Tonsai Bay and have a lunch there before to get back to your hotel, then catch the last ferry that leaves Phi Phi at 14:30 to Phuket, or 15:30 to Krabi.

  • Phi Phi Viewpoint

    Phi Phi Viewpoint

    The viewpoint is elevated to 186m, which isn't really that high. If you're feeling energetic, it's a brisk 20 minute Read More»

  • Loh Dalum

    Loh Dalum

    Loh Dalum Bay is breathtakingly beautiful - almost totally enclosed, it has very shallow water that can get warmed by Read More»

  • Tonsai West

    Tonsai West

    Tonsai West is the quieter, more contemplative sister of brash and bold Tonsai East and the village itself. If you Read More»

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